Pearl River Guide

-Travel to Pearl River

The Pearl River is China's third longest river (2,200 km, after the Yangtze River and the Yellow River), and second largest by volume (after the Yangtze). Located in the south, it flows into the South China Sea between Hong Kong and Macau. Its lower reach forms the Pearl River Delta.The Pearl River is named after a sandy or stony island in the middle of the river called "Sea Pearl" . This island is now in the bank, due to the river's change of course.It is formed by convergence of the Xi Jiang ("the West River"), the Bei Jiang ("the North River"), and the Dong Jiang ("the East River") .

The river flows through the majority of Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, and Guizhou Provinces, and parts of Hunan and Jiangxi, forming the 409,480 km2 Pearl River Basin .A 500 kV-power line, suspended from three of the tallest pylons in the world, the Pylons of Pearl River Crossing, crosses the river near its mouth.The estuary, Bocca Tigris, is regularly dredged so as to keep it open for ocean vessels.The Pearl River is thought to be one of the world's most polluted waterways.In the 19th century, ships used an anchorage point in the river called Second Bar.Pearl River at night, Guangzhou.

There is a tour activity called Evening Boat Ride on the Pearl River. When you aboard for an evening cruise on the Pearl River, you will see many attractions, such as The Haiyin Bridge the Ersha Island, The Zhujiang New City & the Sun Yet-sen University, The Jiangwan Bridge the Marshal’s Office Mansion, The Tianzi Pier, The Haizhu Bridge the Haizhu Square. It is really a great experience to enjoy the night cruise.

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